“The question that I ask myself every day on my way to work is, how can we do better?”
Jae Y. Kim, M.D., our Chief of Thoracic Surgery, joined City of Hope after completing a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, specializing in thoracic oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
A Harvard graduate in biochemistry, Dr. Kim received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. Kim is heavily involved in research to find better treatments for lung and esophageal cancer. Among his findings, he has discovered a protein in lung cancer cells which repairs DNA, increasing the cells' resistance to chemotherapy. Targeting that protein may one day make anti-cancer therapies more effective.
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